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A new article is up - Old Salts

Blog by: David Coulson , Colorado 1/4/2014

Itís been a couple months since I last posted a new article.  I have on in the wings that I wrote on tying woolly buggers and how I fish them.  Iíll try to get to the photography in the near future so itís available for spring. 

But fortunately for everyone, Iím not the only one who writes articles for  One whoís turning into a regular contributor, Shantro Buck, better known to most of you as Catman1979 sent me a new piece a couple weeks ago.  Due to some technical glitches Iím about a week behin.

Shantro sent me the article, ďOld Salts,Ē with pictures, and a request that I put it up on the California side.  Well, thereís no way Iím limiting the viewership to California members.  Oh, you can go to any state and read the content there, but why make it difficult.

Buckís piece regales childhood memories growing up in California and fishing charters off southern California shores.  While the setting is California, the stories are of salts that we all can relate to in some fashion or another no matter where we were raised.  So as I prepared the article to post, I knew then that I wasnít going to abide by Shantroís request and only post in Colorado.

While you may not pick up one a new fishing tip, I will guarantee youíll find the story well worth your time.  Enjoy.

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Blog Comments
Lloyd Tackitt, TX   1/4/2014 9:19:27 AM
Just read the article - fantastic. Outstanding writing that takes you to another world that lets you see into a life we would all to have lived.
FISHRANGLER, CO   1/4/2014 11:19:15 AM
That's some really good reading, Thank you for sharing it Buck.
C-DOG, CO   1/4/2014 5:17:54 PM
That is A great read, Thanks for sharing I often find myself traveling down memory lane..
IceFishingFool, CO   1/4/2014 6:35:12 PM
Buck, Fins up young man, Fins up.
alanlf5280, CO   1/4/2014 8:42:38 PM
Great read Buck! Your story reminded me of some of the times I went fishing with my dad as a kid. Many times I think "If only I knew then what I know now" or "Those times were much simplar than now."
Rsrecurvehunter, CO   1/4/2014 8:45:04 PM
A must read, what fishing should mean that some of us all too often forget. Great read Buck!
David Coulson (Flyrodn), CO   1/4/2014 9:40:18 PM
Nice thing about Shantro's writing is we've a couple more articles on the way. Actually if I get busy on articles I should be able to post a new one every couple weeks as I've got three (other authors) in the pipe line and Tom say he's working on one also. Getting first read on articles is one of the perks of being an editor.
ol Uncle Marty, CO   1/6/2014 9:12:33 AM
Great Write there Buck...You were a lucky kid! I was right there living the fishing and boats and characters though every word. Loved it!
FISHRANGLER, CO   1/6/2014 9:37:27 AM
Santro bucks article touches your soul and pulls on your heart. Or Im some sap that just likes the fact he has a great relationship with his father.
lewdog, CO   1/6/2014 11:07:20 AM
Your just a sap rangler. Jk. Great read. catmann are you being somebodys idol today you don't know about? Would you change anything you do or just stay the same if you are?
Catman1979, CO   1/7/2014 12:02:04 AM
I just wanted to thank everybody for their comments, it means a lot. I don't know where any of this is goin' to take me, only that it fills good to give back any way I can. And no Lew, ain't changing for nuthin' or nobody : )
opencage, CO   1/8/2014 8:30:19 AM
Thanks for everything Dave and Buck. Myself and many others really appreciate your contributions to Fish Explorer and the sport itself.
Coyute, CO   1/8/2014 11:30:05 AM
Exceptional. Thanks for sharing. :)
pikeNcolorado, CO   1/8/2014 1:03:08 PM
Finally had a chance to sit down and read it. Well done Catman. You can tell it comes from the heart. Keep it up Man!